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Psalm 48:4–8

For, lo, ithe kings were assembled, they passed by together.

They saw it, and so they kmarvelled;

They were troubled, and lhasted away.

mFear took hold upon them there,

And npain, oas of a woman in travail.

Thou pbreakest the ships of qTarshish rwith an east wind.

As we have heard, so have we seen

In sthe city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God:

God will testablish it for ever. Selah.

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Psalm 48:4–8 — The New International Version (NIV)

When the kings joined forces,

when they advanced together,

they saw her and were astounded;

they fled in terror.

Trembling seized them there,

pain like that of a woman in labor.

You destroyed them like ships of Tarshish

shattered by an east wind.

As we have heard,

so we have seen

in the city of the Lord Almighty,

in the city of our God:

God makes her secure

forever.

Psalm 48:4–8 — English Standard Version (ESV)

For behold, the kings assembled;

they came on together.

As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;

they were in panic; they took to flight.

Trembling took hold of them there,

anguish as of a woman in labor.

By the east wind you shattered

the ships of Tarshish.

As we have heard, so have we seen

in the city of the Lord of hosts,

in the city of our God,

which God will establish forever. Selah

Psalm 48:4–8 — New Living Translation (NLT)

The kings of the earth joined forces

and advanced against the city.

But when they saw it, they were stunned;

they were terrified and ran away.

They were gripped with terror

and writhed in pain like a woman in labor.

You destroyed them like the mighty ships of Tarshish

shattered by a powerful east wind.

We had heard of the city’s glory,

but now we have seen it ourselves—

the city of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

It is the city of our God;

he will make it safe forever.

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Psalm 48:4–8 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

For behold, the kings assembled,

They passed by together.

They saw it, and so they marveled;

They were troubled, they hastened away.

Fear took hold of them there,

And pain, as of a woman in birth pangs,

As when You break the ships of Tarshish

With an east wind.

As we have heard,

So we have seen

In the city of the Lord of hosts,

In the city of our God:

God will establish it forever.

Selah

Psalm 48:4–8 — New Century Version (NCV)

Kings joined together

and came to attack the city.

But when they saw it, they were amazed.

They ran away in fear.

Fear took hold of them;

they hurt like a woman having a baby.

You destroyed the large trading ships

with an east wind.

First we heard

and now we have seen

that God will always keep his city safe.

It is the city of the Lord All-Powerful,

the city of our God.

Selah

Psalm 48:4–8 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

For, lo, the kings assembled themselves,

They passed by together.

They saw it, then were they amazed;

They were dismayed, they hasted away.

Trembling took hold of them there,

Pain, as of a woman in travail.

With the east wind

Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish.

As we have heard, so have we seen

In the city of Jehovah of hosts, in the city of our God:

God will establish it for ever. Selah

Psalm 48:4–8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

For behold, the kings assembled themselves, they passed by together; They saw, —so they marvelled; they were troubled, they fled in consternation: Trembling took hold upon them there; anguish, as of a woman in travail. With an east wind thou hast broken the ships of Tarshish.

As we have heard, so have we seen, in the city of Jehovah of hosts, in the city of our God: God doth establish it for ever. Selah.

Psalm 48:4–8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The kings have gathered.

They marched together.

When they saw Mount Zion,

they were astonished.

They were terrified and ran away in fear.

Trembling seized them

like the trembling that a woman experiences during labor.

With the east wind you smash the ships of Tarshish.

The things we had only heard about, we have now seen

in the city of the Lord of Armies,

in the city of our God.

God makes Zion stand firm forever.

Selah

Psalm 48:4–8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Look! The kings assembled;

they advanced together.

They looked and froze with fear;

they fled in terror.

Trembling seized them there,

agony like that of a woman in labor,

as You wrecked the ships of Tarshish

with the east wind.

Just as we heard, so we have seen

in the city of Yahweh of Hosts,

in the city of our God;

God will establish it forever. Selah

Psalm 48:4–8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then the kings assembled,

they came on together.

As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;

they were in panic, they took to flight;

trembling took hold of them there,

pains as of a woman in labor,

as when an east wind shatters

the ships of Tarshish.

As we have heard, so have we seen

in the city of the Lord of hosts,

in the city of our God,

which God establishes forever. Selah

Psalm 48:4–8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

For see, the kings assembled;

they advanced together.

They themselves saw it, so they were astonished.

They were terrified; they ran off.

Trembling seized them there—

pain as of a woman in labor.

With an east wind

you shatter the ships of Tarshish.

As we have heard, so we have seen

in the city of Yahweh of hosts, in the city of our God.

God will establish her forever. Selah

Psalm 48:4–8 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

Many kings joined forces.

They entered Israel together.

But when they saw Mount Zion, they were amazed.

They ran away in terror.

Trembling took hold of them.

They felt pain like a woman giving birth to a baby.

Lord, you destroyed them like ships of Tarshish

that were torn apart by an east wind.

What we heard we have also seen.

We have seen it

in the city of the Lord who rules over all.

We have seen it in the city of our God.

We have heard and seen that God makes her secure forever. Selah

Psalm 48:4–8 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

For, lo, the kings assembled themselves,

They passed by together.

They saw it, then they were amazed;

They were terrified, they fled in alarm.

Panic seized them there,

Anguish, as of a woman in childbirth.

With the east wind

You break the ships of Tarshish.

As we have heard, so have we seen

In the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God;

God will establish her forever.

Selah.